Monday, November 16, 2009

Review - Destined For an Early Grave

Title: Destined For an Early Grave
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Publishing Date: August 2009
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Rating: A
Sensuality: Hot
Book Disclosure: Received a signed ARC at RT 2009.

Destined For an Early Grave is book four in Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress Series. If you are not familiar with this series you might want to check out this post. Cat Crawford is half vampire and the only one of her kind in existence. She hunts the undead, but she is also married to one, Bones. Cat finds out that another vampire, Gregory is claiming that he married her before Bones, only Cat has no recollection of it. Cat is determined to get to the bottom of this mystery.

I think Destined For an Early Grave is my favorite of the series so far. Cat has come such a long way since the first book. She has really come into her own skin. She is much more mature and has more knowledge of the world now. All this is really made obvious in the few flashbacks that Cat has when she learns of her past with Gregory. I think Frost did a fabulous job in showing the differences between the young and older Cat.

Destined For an Early Grave focuses on Cat and Bone's relationship. They have some kinks in their relationship that they need to work on. This book focuses on those problems. Certain parts come across as very angsty and that is what I loved about it. The emotions - the highs and the lows really come across to the reader. I felt like I was right there with Cat and Bones. Not to worry, there is still plenty of humor to balance things out. Cat still zings those one liners like nobody's business. As far as I am concerned, Jeaniene Frost is at the top of her game.

Here is what others had to say:

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This book can be purchased in print or kindle format from Amazon.


Mandi said...

Loved this book..however, I hope Bones and Cat have worked out all their issues...the big emo scene with them was heartbreaking and I can't take it again!! :)

Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

Loved this book! And I am with Mandy over the big heartbreaking "break up" with Cat and Bones.

Kindle Vixen said...

I agree and loved this book! There were times I wanted to throw things at both Cat and Bones for being idiots and then times I totally cried. One of the things I have always loved about this series is that they are "settled" ... there is no "will they or won't they get together" about their relationship. I love that stuff in a book too, but its nice to have one series where that question isnt there. This book threw that for a curveball.... it was nice and painful and I loved it LOL

The head between my legs quote from Cat at the opera is one of my most favorite quotes of all time. J Frost is def. at the top of her game!

Jill D. said...

You guys are such wimps, LOL! I LOVED the drama between Cat and Bones, but I had total faith that they would work it out. KV - loved that quote and others too! I can't remember them though, to quote them.

Leslie said...

An A! Man, I need to catch up on this series. Love Cat and Bones, he totally reminds me of Spike. Loved the review Jill!

Christine said...

I'm ecstatic to see that you loved this one! I've only read up to book 2, but have book 3 and 4 on my TBR. I think it was very important for the success of this series that Cat would get a little wiser and more emotional. I'm looking forward to reading this!

Jill D. said...

Leslie - Oh yes, do catch up, this series is going places!

Christine - I hope you love it! Let me know when you get to it what you thought.